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Project::Argentum Involucrum

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Twernmilt, 21 Feb 2004.

  1. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    Let me just say that I know this has been done before.

    Now then, recently my friends and I have been having LAN parties regularly and it is annoying to move my computer because it has no side panels. Therefore, I decided to make something easy to carry.

    This is the case before any work:
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    These are where the 120mm fans will go (on the lid)
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    These are the holes for the ports on the side:
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    I’ve done more work, but I’m not going to post it until it looks slightly more finished. I wanted to get this up so you guys could start throwing advice at me.
     
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  2. my58vw

    my58vw Plexi Expert

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    Interesting start... good work. I like the idea of the suitcase even if it has been done before. :idea: Look forward to see what is being done...

    Good Luck :dremel:
     
  3. A13n0rma1

    A13n0rma1 Wannabe

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    :jawdrop: Where'd you get the swank case?!

    Anyway. The port cut outs and fan holes look good. No trash here :thumb:
     
  4. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    I love those suitcases. So sexy! :eek: :naughty:

    Nice port cuts, I don't like it when the entire panel is cut out and you have that fugly metal thingy there. Though I'd like to see a suitcase mod that was completely stealthed on the outside...though that might prove hard because of air flow. Maybe having a case where you leave it open while running, not contained.
     
  5. fuzzygoblin

    fuzzygoblin What's a Dremel?

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    yeah i love the pics, you know those invisible ones!
     
  6. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    I guess Uploadit bit the big one, i'll get them up as soon as I can find a host.

    Got a host:pics working.
     
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  7. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    I've finished the cutting and put the ports in and done the first round of paint.

    This is the case immediatly before painting:
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    Here it is after some paint:
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    With the harware on it:
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    It's still looking a little rough, but i'll worry about that when it's closer to completion.
     
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  8. fuzzygoblin

    fuzzygoblin What's a Dremel?

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    looks like it could be good, how did you cut the ports on the back i wanted to do this on mine but the ports were weird shapes and looked hard to measure/cut (i spose my case was different texture on the outside this made it hard)

    good to see more briefcases! :thumb:
     
  9. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    What I did is basically cut the rough shapes (because I don't have the hand to cut very accurately) and then used a putty to fill in and smooth out the spaces and then painted over it. I still have a little smoothing to so though.
     
  10. blackflag

    blackflag I Kill Dremels

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    If you and your friends do a bit of LANing, you should look into incorporating an 8 or 16 port switch (depending how many friends you have :hehe:) into the case....
     
  11. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    I was going to do that in the last case, but we have a 24 port hub and I don't think everyone wants to be tethered to my computer. I'm still considering putting a wireless router in it though.
     
  12. blackflag

    blackflag I Kill Dremels

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    Yes, but a switch = dedicated bandwidth rather than the hub's one big collision domain... :D

    Wireless router would be cool too, there's usually 4-5 wired ports there too (enough for you and a few of your closest mates)...
     
  13. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    Finished Installing the LCD today:
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  14. xrain

    xrain Minimodder

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    this has compelled me to make a breif case pc too!!ty! :D
    urs is lookin AWSOME! nice job mate brefcases are always awsome(ease of movein)
     
  15. scifikg

    scifikg What's a Dremel?

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    Lookin Good. :cooldude: Is there any reason that you didn't add the 4th hole to secure both of the fans?
     
  16. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    My drillpress couldn't reach. I'll be putting them in when my grills arrive.
    http://www.advanced-intelligence.com/case.html

    Goodluck to you on your case xrain.
     
  17. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    Today I wired up and installed the PSU:

    Inside:
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    Outside:
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    The back of the ports and LCD:
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    The obligatory reflection shot(sorry for the bad lighting. It's really much more relfective than this)
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  18. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    Just some pics of the work I've done since the last ones:
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    And the web of cables i have yet to shorten:
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  19. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt What's a Dremel?

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    Just thoguht I would post this small update. I took some time today to shorten some cables. The one that made the biggest differance is the video cable.

    Lots of wires and Lots of shielding. (i hope the lack of shielding wont screw it up)
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    Finished enoguh for testing and it works (woot)
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  20. xrain

    xrain Minimodder

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    lookin good!, btw you lcd is looking a bit tilted or is that just the picture? :worried:
     

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